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The Best Kept Secret in Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) is a popular practice widely used companies all over the world. It’s an inspection schedule that checks key areas of a vehicle. It’s performed at certain intervals during the year to make sure truck fleets, and construction equipment issues are identified and solved before they become big problems and cost them thousands in repair and downtime.

However, many of these companies run into a problem. They don’t implement these practices or adhere to a schedule. This means their equipment is operating unchecked and the chance of failure is imminent, which means loss of $$$.

One Costly Overlooked System

As we’ve covered before, carbon and soot is a problem. Its inability to burn complete presents an ever-looming culprit that will eventually rob your bottom line. But if you think it will just affect one injector and make your engine run a little rough think again.

The EGR System

As you probably already know EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation.

Unfortunately, the EGR valve isn’t the only component that suffers by clogging the plunger. Carbon build-up compromises 3 other components connected to it.

1. As the exhaust exits and enters the EGR valve, the carbon build-up will cause reduced exhaust flow, rough idle and poor acceleration. This means you or your driver will stomp on the gas pedal, wasting more fuel and creating more carbon and soot. $$$

2. The EGR Cooler – The EGR Cooler cools the exhaust from the engine via the EGR valve, using engine coolant and redistributes back to the engine.

Unfortunately, if the EGR is clogged and you apply more fuel it clogs the cooling vanes. This will cause and overheating condition that can rupture the cooling vanes causing coolant to enter your combustion chamber and create what’s known as Hydrolock.

Water cannot be compressed, and the connecting rod will have no choice but to snap in half. $$$

3. The Turbocharger – The turbocharger uses the fast-moving exhaust from the engine to move impeller fans. These fans, along with the outside air, push air in the intake manifold creating “boost”.

This boost helps atomize the fuel mixed with air to create a more efficient combustion. However, carbon and soot will cook on the impeller fans and will not only slow them down causing a rough idle, power loss and poor acceleration but can also cause overheating and cause the impeller shafts to lock up. $$$

Potential Repair Costs

EGR Valve Replacement: $700 – $1,800 (Recommended Every 30,000 miles) + Downtime

EGR Cooler Replacement: $650 - $1,600 + Downtime

Turbocharger: $2,368 - $2,898 + Downtime

Do the math.

But It Doesn’t Have to be This Way!

Your fuel and engine needs help. There’s a simple cost effective solution that deals with this even if you’ve missed a few inspections.

ProOne Fuel Maximizer is the best kept secret in PMI. It’s the most cost-effective tool you can use to help you prevent these issues for the life of your equipment.

Fuel Maximizer breaks apart large particulates in fuel helping it burn more efficient which means LESS CARBON AND SOOT.

More importantly it safely cleans existing carbon and soot to restore proper working order saving you thousands. If you're not able to meet a scheduled PMI, use ProOne Fuel Maximizer at every fill up to prevent these issues from happening.

For more information on how Fuel Maximizer can benefit your maintenance program, please click on the file below or go to this page:

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